2020-12-02: News Headlines

Steve Gillis (2020-12-02). Thousands bust 'Thanksgiving' myth on 51st National Day of Mourning. workers.org Plymouth, Mass. November 26 marked the 51st National Day of Mourning. The first was in 1970 when Aquinnah Wampanoag elder Wamsutta Frank James called Indigenous peoples and their supporters to "America's Hometown." The crowd joined the United American Indians of New England on Cole's Hill in Plymouth, Mass., to expose . . . |

Steve Gillis (2020-12-02). Thousands bust 'Thanksgiving' myth on 51st National Day of Mourning. workers.org Plymouth, Mass. November 26 marked the 51st National Day of Mourning. The first was in 1970 when Aquinnah Wampanoag elder Wamsutta Frank James called Indigenous peoples and their supporters to "America's Hometown." The crowd joined the United American Indians of New England on Cole's Hill in Plymouth, Mass., to expose . . . |

Martha Grevatt (2020-12-02). Working class unites across India/250-million-strong strike! workers.org For the second time this year, a class-wide mobilization in an "All-India strike" brought out 250 million workers. With one in four working-age people in India participating, this 24-hour work stoppage can again claim the status of "world's biggest strike." The first record-breaking general strike had taken place on Jan. . . . |

Martha Grevatt (2020-12-02). Working class unites across India/250-million-strong strike! workers.org For the second time this year, a class-wide mobilization in an "All-India strike" brought out 250 million workers. With one in four working-age people in India participating, this 24-hour work stoppage can again claim the status of "world's biggest strike." The first record-breaking general strike had taken place on Jan. . . . |

W. T. Whitney (2020-12-02). US Plot Relying on Extradition Targets Peace in Colombia. counterpunch.org For 50 years Colombian governments and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) fought a civil war; 200,000 lives were lost. After four years of negotiations, the two sides signed a peace agreement that took effect in November 2016. Now the agreement is in trouble, mainly at the hands of rightwing extremists led by former

Beatrice Lumpkin (2020-12-02). Communist teacher turned health minister leads pandemic fight in India. peoplesworld.org "How Communist Physics Teacher Flattens COVID-19 Curve in Southern India," a headline in the online Science News, caught my eye. That was a contrast to the tragic number of pandemic deaths in the rest of India, or for that matter, in the United States. But I wasn't surprised. I had attended a math teachers conference …

W. T. Whitney (2020-12-02). US Plot Relying on Extradition Targets Peace in Colombia. counterpunch.org For 50 years Colombian governments and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) fought a civil war; 200,000 lives were lost. After four years of negotiations, the two sides signed a peace agreement that took effect in November 2016. Now the agreement is in trouble, mainly at the hands of rightwing extremists led by former

Staff (2020-12-02). McConnell COVID Plan: No Direct Payments and Stricter Unemployment Requirements. truthout.org Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday began circulating a Described as a "targeted"

Dean Baker (2020-12-02). Lessons for Steve Rattner from Folks Who Actually Remember the 1990s. cepr.net Steve Rattner used his NYT column to tell progressives that they should not try to pressure President-Elect Biden to implement progressive policies with noisy protests. He argues that compromise with the Republicans is necessary and argues that the Clinton presidency after the 1994 Republican takeover of Congress is a good model. "Progressive history has not …

_____ (2020-12-02). More People In The US Are Paying Rent On Credit Cards. popularresistance.org With their savings running out, many Americans are being forced to use credit cards to pay for bills they can't afford — even their rent. Housing experts and economists say this is a blinking-red warning light that without more relief from Congress, the economy is headed for even more serious trouble. | There's been as much as a 70% percent increase from last year in people paying rent on a credit card, according to an analysis by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. | "If you're putting your rent payments on to a credit card, that shows you're really at risk of eviction," says Shamus Roller, executive…

_____ (2020-12-02). France's New Security Law May Have Sparked A 'George Floyd' Moment. popularresistance.org ward-winning Syrian photographer Ameer Alhalbi lies dazed on the ground. His head is heavily bruised and bandaged, blood covers his face, arms, and much of his body. Lengths of cotton wool have been stuffed up his broken nose, giving him an almost comical appearance. Alhalbi has been badly beaten by police. But this is not Syria, it is Paris, where he was covering — ironically — huge, nationwide protests against police brutality this weekend.

_____ (2020-12-02). France's New Security Law May Have Sparked A 'George Floyd' Moment. popularresistance.org Award-winning Syrian photographer Ameer Alhalbi lies dazed on the ground. His head is heavily bruised and bandaged, blood covers his face, arms, and much of his body. Lengths of cotton wool have been stuffed up his broken nose, giving him an almost comical appearance. Alhalbi has been badly beaten by police. But this is not Syria, it is Paris, where he was covering — ironically — huge, nationwide protests against police brutality this weekend.

Mehr News Agency (2020-12-02). Iran extends hand of friendship to regional countries: envoy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 02 (MNA) — Stating that Iran's strategy is one of cooperation, peace and friendship, the country's Ambassador to Muscat said that Iran has extended a hand of friendship to the countries of the region.

_____ (2020-12-02). Is the U.S. Actually a 'Police State'? strategic-culture.org Eric ZUESSE | Is the phrase "police state" anything more than propaganda that a government uses against a foreign government that it wants to overthrow — such as the U.S. did against Iraq before invading it in 2003, and against Libya and Syria since 2011, and against Venezuela since 2012, and against Ukraine since 2013, and in all instances destroyed those countries, allegedly to 'bring democracy and human rights and the rule of law, and fight against corruption' there (as if that were honestly the intention)? | The phrase "police state" is used propagandistically to denigrate a foreign nation that one's ow…

news.un (2020-12-02). Climate Action: It's time to make peace with nature, UN chief urges. news.un.org The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has described the fight against the climate crisis as the top priority for the 21st Century, in a passionate, uncompromising speech delivered on Wednesday at Columbia University in New York.

_____ (2020-12-02). 250 Million People Participate In Countrywide Strike In India. popularresistance.org On Thursday, November 26, India witnessed the biggest organized strike in human history. Over 250 million workers and farmers, along with their allies among students, feminists and civil society groups participated in the nationwide strike. The strike coincides with India's Constitution Day, which commemorates the adoption of the constitution in 1949, and comes in the background of an unprecedented attack on workers' rights and farmers' protections by the right-wing government of prime minister Narendra Modi.

sputniknews (2020-12-01). GOP Congressman Asks US Supreme Court to Block Pennsylvania Move to Perfect Election Certification. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Republican US Congressman Mike Kelly has filed a request to the US Supreme Court for an emergency injunction to prevent election authorities in Pennsylvania from taking any additional action to perfect the certification of the November election results, a court filing has revealed.

Jesse Jackson (2020-12-01). The Future of the United States Is at Stake in Georgia. commondreams.org The two U.S. Senate races there are a microcosm of America's struggle to find a way forward. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Junaid S. Ahmad (2020-12-01). Palestine Solidarity Committee (PSC) Calls Upon Government of Pakistan to Refrain from Recognizing Israel. globalresearch.ca Dear friends, sisters, brothers, and comrades in the struggle for peace and justice: | We hope this finds all of you well and safe. | The Palestine Solidarity Committee (PSC)-Pakistan is deeply distressed at the way in which the US and the …

RT (2020-12-01). Berlin warns against 'rash actions' in Afghanistan, says further troop withdrawal must be linked with peace talks. rt.com The German foreign minister has called on the NATO alliance to carefully consider the impact that further troop withdrawals from Afghanistan would have on the peace process, warning against reckless actions. | Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Tuesday that North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) members must be cautious not to jeopardize the peace process in Afghanistan by withdrawing troops prematurely. | "As NATO partners, we want to ensure that we tie further troop reductions in Afghanistan to clear conditions," he said. | Maas was speaking ahead of a virtual meeting with his NATO colleagues in which tr…

MEE staff (2020-12-01). Sudan to pull out of Israel deal if US fails to pass terror delisting: Report. middleeasteye.net Sudan to pull out of Israel deal if US fails to pass terror delisting: Report | Conditional on its removal from US's terror sponsors list, Sudan agreed last month to normalise ties with Israel. Now the future of the diplomatic deal hangs on Congress | Tue, 12/01/2020 – 18: 12 | Side-by-side images of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok (AFP/File photos) | Sudan h…

John Pilger (2020-12-01). "I spoke to impoverished families in 1975 and little has changed since then" dissidentvoice.org A British family from the film Smashing Kids, 1975. Photograph: John Garrett John Pilger interviewed Irene Brunsden in Hackney, east London about only being able to feed her two-year-old a plate of cornflakes in 1975. Now he sees nervous women queueing at foodbanks with their children as it's revealed 600,000 more kids are in poverty …

MEE staff (2020-12-01). Sudan to pull out of Israel deal if US fails to pass terror delisting: Report. middleeasteye.net Sudan to pull out of Israel deal if US fails to pass terror delisting: Report | Conditional on its removal from US's terror sponsors list, Sudan agreed last month to normalise ties with Israel. Now the future of the diplomatic deal hangs on Congress | Tue, 12/01/2020 – 18: 12 | Side-by-side images of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok (AFP/File photos) | Sudan h…

RT (2020-12-01). Berlin warns against 'rash actions' in Afghanistan, says further troop withdrawal must be linked with peace talks. rt.com The German foreign minister has called on the NATO alliance to carefully consider the impact that further troop withdrawals from Afghanistan would have on the peace process, warning against reckless actions. | Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Tuesday that North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) members must be cautious not to jeopardize the peace process in Afghanistan by withdrawing troops prematurely. | "As NATO partners, we want to ensure that we tie further troop reductions in Afghanistan to clear conditions," he said. | Maas was speaking ahead of a virtual meeting with his NATO colleagues in which tr…

John Pilger (2020-12-01). "I spoke to impoverished families in 1975 and little has changed since then" dissidentvoice.org A British family from the film Smashing Kids, 1975. Photograph: John Garrett John Pilger interviewed Irene Brunsden in Hackney, east London about only being able to feed her two-year-old a plate of cornflakes in 1975. Now he sees nervous women queueing at foodbanks with their children as it's revealed 600,000 more kids are in poverty …

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2020-12-01). U.S. extradition plot targets peace in Colombia. peoplesworld.org &nbsp…

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2020-12-01). U.S. extradition plot targets peace in Colombia. peoplesworld.org &nbsp…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-12-01). Tens of thousands of Indian farmers set up camp outside Delhi against Modi govt.'s pro-corporate laws. peoplesdispatch.org Indian farmers have gathered outside the capital New Delhi in huge numbers demanding the withdrawal of the three laws. Their stand has forced the government to call for early talks…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-12-01). Tens of thousands of Indian farmers set up camp outside Delhi against Modi govt.'s pro-corporate laws. peoplesdispatch.org Indian farmers have gathered outside the capital New Delhi in huge numbers demanding the withdrawal of the three laws. Their stand has forced the government to call for early talks…

Staff (2020-12-01). Vaccine Ethics: Doctor Warns Against Paying People to Get COVID Vaccine as U.S. Preps Distribution. democracynow.org As distribution of coronavirus vaccines draws near, a recent poll suggests that 42% of Americans are reluctant to take the vaccine. In response, some, including former Maryland congressmember and presidential candidate John Delaney, are pushing to pay people to get vaccinated, a move being discouraged by many, including Dr. Monica Peek, a physician, associate professor of medicine and health disparities researcher at the University of Chicago. She says there are major concerns about how to ensure at-risk groups get vaccinated while overcoming public doubts about the safety and efficacy of the vaccines, but paying…

Staff (2020-12-01). Vaccine Ethics: Doctor Warns Against Paying People to Get COVID Vaccine as U.S. Preps Distribution. democracynow.org As distribution of coronavirus vaccines draws near, a recent poll suggests that 42% of Americans are reluctant to take the vaccine. In response, some, including former Maryland congressmember and presidential candidate John Delaney, are pushing to pay people to get vaccinated, a move being discouraged by many, including Dr. Monica Peek, a physician, associate professor of medicine and health disparities researcher at the University of Chicago. She says there are major concerns about how to ensure at-risk groups get vaccinated while overcoming public doubts about the safety and efficacy of the vaccines, but paying…

sputniknews (2020-12-01). 'I'm Just Gonna Sleep': Golden Retriever Puppy Naps, Ignoring Mischievous Siblings. sputniknews.com It is often said that siblings can be the most irritating creatures on Earth. They might love you and everything, but won't let you be at peace or rest.

Project Censored (2020-12-01). 4. Congressional Investments and Conflicts of Interest. projectcensored.org In January 2020 the Center for Public Integrity and Vox reported that the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which granted corporations a 14 percent reduction in taxes, also helped…

sputniknews (2020-12-01). Neighbours to Planned Memorial for Anders Breivik's Victims Fear Traumatising 'Terror Tourism'. sputniknews.com The 2011 terrorist act by Anders Behring Breivik that left 77 dead, the bloodiest in the country's peacetime history, has left a deep scar on the Norwegian psyche.

sputniknews (2020-12-01). US Senate Republicans Urge Democrats to Swiftly Adopt Consensus COVID-19 Relief Package. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Republicans in the US Senate on Tuesday called on fellow Democrats to adopt coronavirus relief measures they can agree on before the year ends.

commondreams (2020-12-01). Senate GOP COVID Relief Proposal is a Cruel Joke. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Project Censored (2020-12-01). #19. Antibiotic Abuse: Pharmaceutical Profiteering Accelerates Superbugs. projectcensored.org Pharmaceutical giants Abbott and Sun Pharma are providing dangerous amounts of antibiotics to unlicensed doctors in India and incentivizing them to overprescribe. In August 2019 the Bureau of Investigative Journalism…

sputniknews (2020-12-01). Indian Filmmaker Onir Talks About 'My Brother Nikhil' Breaking Stigma of HIV/AIDS. sputniknews.com Apart from entertainment, cinema is also a great tool to spread awareness about sensitive subjects. And Indian Filmmaker Onir did just that with his iconic Bollywood movie "My Brother Nikhil" (2005), which created a movement and triggered conversations about HIV/AIDS and same-sex relationships across the globe.

Black Alliance for Peace (2020-12-01). U.S. Centrism: The Radical Betrayal of Global Solidarity. globalresearch.ca "… Somebody must say to America, America if you have contempt for life, if you exploit human beings by seeing them as less than human, if you will treat human beings as a means to an end, you thingafy those …

sputniknews (2020-12-01). COVID Patients Are Treated as Untouchables Once Posters Put Up Outside Their Homes: Top Indian Court. sputniknews.com Last month, India's top court asked the governing Bharatiya Janata Party government to consider issuing guidelines to do away with the practice of pasting posters outside the homes of COVID-19 patients.

news.un (2020-12-01). INTERVIEW: Economic and Social Council 'vital to promote global peace and global cooperation'. news.un.org Munir Akram wears two hats. He is Pakistan's Ambassador to the UN and was elected on 23 July as the 76th President of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC); one of the three main bodies that provide the backbone of the United Nations.

sputniknews (2020-12-01). Rumors of IRGC Commander's Killing in Drone Strike in Iraq False, Iranian Media Says. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Informed sources have denied reports that an airstrike by a drone had killed a commander of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in western Iraq on the border with Syria, Tasnim news agency said.

sputniknews (2020-12-01). Millions of Workers on Strike Amid Friedrich Engels' 200th Birthday. sputniknews.com The assassination of top Iranian scientist sparks outrage; Millions of workers on strike in India…

teleSUR (2020-12-01). Ecuador: Mayors Took to the Streets to Reject Budget Cuts. telesurenglish.net At least 80 mayors from several cities of Ecuador peacefully gathered in the capital Quito on Tuesday to demand President Lenin Moreno observe the agreements on Budget plans between the municipalities and the national government. | RELATED: | The mobilization was called by the Association of Municipalities of Ecuador (AME), which claimed the Executive branch has not respected the agreements with the town halls by cutt…

sputniknews (2020-12-01). US Lawmakers Introduce $908Bln Bipartisan COVID-19 Relief Bill – Senator. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON, (Sputnik) – A bipartisan group of US lawmakers pushed on Tuesday for quick congressional approval of a COVID-19 fiscal relief of just over $900 billion, criticizing legislators for going on a break when the nation was in the midst of financial stress caused by the pandemic.

Bay Action to Free Julian Assange (2020-11-30). Thursday 12/10: Barbara Lee Support US HR 1175/1162: Drop Charges Against Assange & Snowden. indybay.org Barbara Lee's Congressional Office | Oakland Federal Building | 1301 Clay St. Oakland.

Bay Action to Free Julian Assange (2020-11-30). Thursday 12/10: Barbara Lee Support US HR 1175/1162:Drop Charges Against Assange & Snowden. indybay.org Barbara Lee's Congressional Office | Oakland Federal Building | 1301 Clay St. Oakland.

MEE staff (2020-11-30). New Delhi accuses OIC of indulging in anti-India propaganda. middleeasteye.net New Delhi accuses OIC of indulging in anti-India propaganda | Indian government issues strong rebuke of Organisation of Islamic Conference following resolutions passed on Kashmir during annual meeting in Niger | Mon, 11/30/2020 – 17: 52 | The OIC is the world's second-largest inter-governmental organisation after the UN, with 57 member states (AFP/File photo) | The Indian government has issued a strong rebuke…

Staff (2020-11-30). A Trap? Why Assassination of Top Iranian Nuclear Scientist Could Tie Biden's Hands in Future Talks. democracynow.org Iran's top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was assassinated Friday while driving on a highway outside Tehran. Iran accuses Israel of orchestrating the killing, which is the latest in a string of assassinations targeting scientists involved with Iran's nuclear program. Between 2010 and 2012, four Iranian nuclear scientists were assassinated, and analysts say Fakhrizadeh's death was designed to make it harder for President-elect Joe Biden to rejoin the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran when he takes office. Iran has long maintained its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes. "Israel has always denied…

Staff (2020-11-30). A Trap? Why Assassination of Top Iranian Nuclear Scientist Could Tie Biden's Hands in Future Talks. democracynow.org Iran's top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was assassinated Friday while driving on a highway outside Tehran. Iran accuses Israel of orchestrating the killing, which is the latest in a string of assassinations targeting scientists involved with Iran's nuclear program. Between 2010 and 2012, four Iranian nuclear scientists were assassinated, and analysts say Fakhrizadeh's death was designed to make it harder for President-elect Joe Biden to rejoin the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran when he takes office. Iran has long maintained its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes. "Israel has always denied…

2020-12-02: Social Media Postees

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Working class unites across India/250-million-strong strike!
Martha Grevatt | workers.org | 2020-12-02
For the second time this year, a class-wide mobilization in an "All-India strike" brought out 250 million workers. With one in four working-age people in India participating, this 24-hour work stoppage can again claim the status of "world's biggest strike." The first record-breaking general strike had taken place on Jan. . . . | Continue reading Working class unites across India/250-million-strong strike! at Workers.org
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Working class unites across India/250-million-strong strike!
Martha Grevatt | workers.org | 2020-12-02
For the second time this year, a class-wide mobilization in an "All-India strike" brought out 250 million workers. With one in four working-age people in India participating, this 24-hour work stoppage can again claim the status of "world's biggest strike." The first record-breaking general strike had taken place on Jan. . . . | Continue reading Working class unites across India/250-million-strong strike! at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/12/52835/?utm_source=rs…

Working class unites across India/250-million-strong strike!
Martha Grevatt | workers.org | 2020-12-02
For the second time this year, a class-wide mobilization in an "All-India strike" brought out 250 million workers. With one in four working-age people in India participating, this 24-hour work stoppage can again claim the status of "world's biggest strike." The first record-breaking general strike had taken place on Jan. . . . | Continue reading Working class unites across India/250-million-strong strike! at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/12/52835/?utm_source=rs…

Thousands bust 'Thanksgiving' myth on 51st National Day of Mourning
Steve Gillis | workers.org | 2020-12-02
Plymouth, Mass. November 26 marked the 51st National Day of Mourning. The first was in 1970 when Aquinnah Wampanoag elder Wamsutta Frank James called Indigenous peoples and their supporters to "America's Hometown." The crowd joined the United American Indians of New England on Cole's Hill in Plymouth, Mass., to expose . . . | Continue reading Thousands bust 'Thanksgiving' myth on 51st National Day of Mourning at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/12/52832/?utm_source=rs…

Thousands bust 'Thanksgiving' myth on 51st National Day of Mourning
Steve Gillis | workers.org | 2020-12-02
Plymouth, Mass. November 26 marked the 51st National Day of Mourning. The first was in 1970 when Aquinnah Wampanoag elder Wamsutta Frank James called Indigenous peoples and their supporters to "America's Hometown." The crowd joined the United American Indians of New England on Cole's Hill in Plymouth, Mass., to expose . . . | Continue reading Thousands bust 'Thanksgiving' myth on 51st National Day of Mourning at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/12/52832/?utm_source=rs…

Lessons for Steve Rattner from Folks Who Actually Remember the 1990s
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2020-12-02
Steve Rattner used his NYT column to tell progressives that they should not try to pressure President-Elect Biden to implement progressive policies with noisy protests. He argues that compromise with the Republicans is necessary and argues that the Clinton presidency after the 1994 Republican takeover of Congress is a good model. "Progressive history has not …
cepr.net/lessons-for-steve-rattner-from-…

Lessons for Steve Rattner from Folks Who Actually Remember the 1990s
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2020-12-02
Steve Rattner used his NYT column to tell progressives that they should not try to pressure President-Elect Biden to implement progressive policies with noisy protests. He argues that compromise with the Republicans is necessary and argues that the Clinton presidency after the 1994 Republican takeover of Congress is a good model. "Progressive history has not …
cepr.net/lessons-for-steve-rattner-from-…

US Plot Relying on Extradition Targets Peace in Colombia
W. T. Whitney | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-02
For 50 years Colombian governments and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) fought a civil war; 200,000 lives were lost. After four years of negotiations, the two sides signed a peace agreement that took effect in November 2016. Now the agreement is in trouble, mainly at the hands of rightwing extremists led by former…
counterpunch.org/2020/12/02/us-plot-rely…

US Plot Relying on Extradition Targets Peace in Colombia
W. T. Whitney | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-02
For 50 years Colombian governments and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) fought a civil war; 200,000 lives were lost. After four years of negotiations, the two sides signed a peace agreement that took effect in November 2016. Now the agreement is in trouble, mainly at the hands of rightwing extremists led by former…
counterpunch.org/2020/12/02/us-plot-rely…

Iran extends hand of friendship to regional countries: envoy
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-12-02
TEHRAN, Dec. 02 (MNA) — Stating that Iran's strategy is one of cooperation, peace and friendship, the country's Ambassador to Muscat said that Iran has extended a hand of friendship to the countries of the region.
en.mehrnews.com/news/166679/Iran-extends…

Iran extends hand of friendship to regional countries: envoy
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-12-02
TEHRAN, Dec. 02 (MNA) — Stating that Iran's strategy is one of cooperation, peace and friendship, the country's Ambassador to Muscat said that Iran has extended a hand of friendship to the countries of the region.
en.mehrnews.com/news/166679/Iran-extends…

Iran extends hand of friendship to regional countries: envoy
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2020-12-02
TEHRAN, Dec. 02 (MNA) — Stating that Iran's strategy is one of cooperation, peace and friendship, the country's Ambassador to Muscat said that Iran has extended a hand of friendship to the countries of the region.
en.mehrnews.com/news/166679/Iran-extends…

US Plot Relying on Extradition Targets Peace in Colombia
W. T. Whitney | counterpunch.org | 2020-12-02
For 50 years Colombian governments and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) fought a civil war; 200,000 lives were lost. After four years of negotiations, the two sides signed a peace agreement that took effect in November 2016. Now the agreement is in trouble, mainly at the hands of rightwing extremists led by former…
counterpunch.org/2020/12/02/us-plot-rely…

GOP Congressman Asks US Supreme Court to Block Pennsylvania Move to Perfect Election Certification
sputniknews.com | 2020-12-01
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Republican US Congressman Mike Kelly has filed a request to the US Supreme Court for an emergency injunction to prevent election authorities in Pennsylvania from taking any additional action to perfect the certification of the November election results, a court filing has revealed.
sputniknews.com/us/202012011081330446-go…

GOP Congressman Asks US Supreme Court to Block Pennsylvania Move to Perfect Election Certification
sputniknews.com | 2020-12-01
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Republican US Congressman Mike Kelly has filed a request to the US Supreme Court for an emergency injunction to prevent election authorities in Pennsylvania from taking any additional action to perfect the certification of the November election results, a court filing has revealed.
sputniknews.com/us/202012011081330446-go…

GOP Congressman Asks US Supreme Court to Block Pennsylvania Move to Perfect Election Certification
sputniknews.com | 2020-12-01
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Republican US Congressman Mike Kelly has filed a request to the US Supreme Court for an emergency injunction to prevent election authorities in Pennsylvania from taking any additional action to perfect the certification of the November election results, a court filing has revealed.
sputniknews.com/us/202012011081330446-go…

Vaccine Ethics: Doctor Warns Against Paying People to Get COVID Vaccine as U.S. Preps Distribution
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-12-01
As distribution of coronavirus vaccines draws near, a recent poll suggests that 42% of Americans are reluctant to take the vaccine. In response, some, including former Maryland congressmember and presidential candidate John Delaney, are pushing to pay people to get vaccinated, a move being discouraged by many, including Dr. Monica Peek, a physician, associate professor of medicine and health disparities researcher at the University of Chicago. She says there are major concerns about how to ensure at-risk groups get vaccinated while overcoming public doubts about the safety and efficacy of the vaccines, but paying…
www.democracynow.org/2020/12/1/dr_monica…

Palestine Solidarity Committee (PSC) Calls Upon Government of Pakistan to Refrain from Recognizing Israel
Junaid S. Ahmad | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-01
Dear friends, sisters, brothers, and comrades in the struggle for peace and justice: | We hope this finds all of you well and safe. | The Palestine Solidarity Committee (PSC)-Pakistan is deeply distressed at the way in which the US and the …
globalresearch.ca/strong-call-government-pakistan-refrain-recognizing-israel/5730707

Palestine Solidarity Committee (PSC) Calls Upon Government of Pakistan to Refrain from Recognizing Israel
Junaid S. Ahmad | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-01
Dear friends, sisters, brothers, and comrades in the struggle for peace and justice: | We hope this finds all of you well and safe. | The Palestine Solidarity Committee (PSC)-Pakistan is deeply distressed at the way in which the US and the …
globalresearch.ca/strong-call-government-pakistan-refrain-recognizing-israel/5730707

Palestine Solidarity Committee (PSC) Calls Upon Government of Pakistan to Refrain from Recognizing Israel
Junaid S. Ahmad | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-01
Dear friends, sisters, brothers, and comrades in the struggle for peace and justice: | We hope this finds all of you well and safe. | The Palestine Solidarity Committee (PSC)-Pakistan is deeply distressed at the way in which the US and the …
globalresearch.ca/strong-call-government-pakistan-refrain-recognizing-israel/5730707

The Future of the United States Is at Stake in Georgia
Jesse Jackson | commondreams.org | 2020-12-01
The two U.S. Senate races there are a microcosm of America's struggle to find a way forward. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2020/12/01/future…

The Future of the United States Is at Stake in Georgia
Jesse Jackson | commondreams.org | 2020-12-01
The two U.S. Senate races there are a microcosm of America's struggle to find a way forward. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2020/12/01/future…

The Future of the United States Is at Stake in Georgia
Jesse Jackson | commondreams.org | 2020-12-01
The two U.S. Senate races there are a microcosm of America's struggle to find a way forward. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2020/12/01/future…

"I spoke to impoverished families in 1975 and little has changed since then"
John Pilger | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-12-01
A British family from the film Smashing Kids, 1975. Photograph: John Garrett John Pilger interviewed Irene Brunsden in Hackney, east London about only being able to feed her two-year-old a plate of cornflakes in 1975. Now he sees nervous women queueing at foodbanks with their children as it's revealed 600,000 more kids are in poverty …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/12/i-spoke-to-im…

"I spoke to impoverished families in 1975 and little has changed since then"
John Pilger | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-12-01
A British family from the film Smashing Kids, 1975. Photograph: John Garrett John Pilger interviewed Irene Brunsden in Hackney, east London about only being able to feed her two-year-old a plate of cornflakes in 1975. Now he sees nervous women queueing at foodbanks with their children as it's revealed 600,000 more kids are in poverty …
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"I spoke to impoverished families in 1975 and little has changed since then"
John Pilger | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-12-01
A British family from the film Smashing Kids, 1975. Photograph: John Garrett John Pilger interviewed Irene Brunsden in Hackney, east London about only being able to feed her two-year-old a plate of cornflakes in 1975. Now he sees nervous women queueing at foodbanks with their children as it's revealed 600,000 more kids are in poverty …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/12/i-spoke-to-im…

Millions of Workers on Strike Amid Friedrich Engels' 200th Birthday
sputniknews.com | 2020-12-01
The assassination of top Iranian scientist sparks outrage; Millions of workers on strike in India…
sputniknews.com/radio_by_any_means/20201…

Ecuador: Mayors Took to the Streets to Reject Budget Cuts
telesurenglish.net | 2020-12-01
At least 80 mayors from several cities of Ecuador peacefully gathered in the capital Quito on Tuesday to demand President Lenin Moreno observe the agreements on Budget plans between the municipalities and the national government. | RELATED: | Ecuador: Union for Hope Awaits Decision to Contest Elections | The mobilization was called by the Association of Municipalities of Ecuador (AME), which claimed the Executive branch has not respected the agreements with the town halls by cutt…
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Neighbours to Planned Memorial for Anders Breivik's Victims Fear Traumatising 'Terror Tourism'
sputniknews.com | 2020-12-01
The 2011 terrorist act by Anders Behring Breivik that left 77 dead, the bloodiest in the country's peacetime history, has left a deep scar on the Norwegian psyche.
sputniknews.com/society/2020120110813235…

Rumors of IRGC Commander's Killing in Drone Strike in Iraq False, Iranian Media Says
sputniknews.com | 2020-12-01
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Informed sources have denied reports that an airstrike by a drone had killed a commander of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in western Iraq on the border with Syria, Tasnim news agency said.
sputniknews.com/middleeast/2020120110813…

Indian Filmmaker Onir Talks About 'My Brother Nikhil' Breaking Stigma of HIV/AIDS
sputniknews.com | 2020-12-01
Apart from entertainment, cinema is also a great tool to spread awareness about sensitive subjects. And Indian Filmmaker Onir did just that with his iconic Bollywood movie "My Brother Nikhil" (2005), which created a movement and triggered conversations about HIV/AIDS and same-sex relationships across the globe.
sputniknews.com/india/202012011081324599…

Sudan to pull out of Israel deal if US fails to pass terror delisting: Report
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-12-01
Sudan to pull out of Israel deal if US fails to pass terror delisting: Report | Conditional on its removal from US's terror sponsors list, Sudan agreed last month to normalise ties with Israel. Now the future of the diplomatic deal hangs on Congress | MEE staff | Tue, 12/01/2020 – 18: 12 | Side-by-side images of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok (AFP/File photos) | Sudan h…
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4. Congressional Investments and Conflicts of Interest
Project Censored | projectcensored.org | 2020-12-01
In January 2020 the Center for Public Integrity and Vox reported that the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which granted corporations a 14 percent reduction in taxes, also helped…
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Berlin warns against 'rash actions' in Afghanistan, says further troop withdrawal must be linked with peace talks
rt.com | 2020-12-01
The German foreign minister has called on the NATO alliance to carefully consider the impact that further troop withdrawals from Afghanistan would have on the peace process, warning against reckless actions. | Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Tuesday that North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) members must be cautious not to jeopardize the peace process in Afghanistan by withdrawing troops prematurely. | "As NATO partners, we want to ensure that we tie further troop reductions in Afghanistan to clear conditions," he said. | Maas was speaking ahead of a virtual meeting with his NATO colleagues in which tr…
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'I'm Just Gonna Sleep': Golden Retriever Puppy Naps, Ignoring Mischievous Siblings
sputniknews.com | 2020-12-01
It is often said that siblings can be the most irritating creatures on Earth. They might love you and everything, but won't let you be at peace or rest.
sputniknews.com/videoclub/20201201108131…

U.S. extradition plot targets peace in Colombia
W. T. Whitney Jr. | peoplesworld.org | 2020-12-01
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Senate GOP COVID Relief Proposal is a Cruel Joke
commondreams.org | 2020-12-01
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US Lawmakers Introduce $908Bln Bipartisan COVID-19 Relief Bill – Senator
sputniknews.com | 2020-12-01
WASHINGTON, (Sputnik) – A bipartisan group of US lawmakers pushed on Tuesday for quick congressional approval of a COVID-19 fiscal relief of just over $900 billion, criticizing legislators for going on a break when the nation was in the midst of financial stress caused by the pandemic.
sputniknews.com/us/202012011081327895-us…

US Lawmakers Introduce $908Bln Bipartisan COVID-19 Relief Bill – Senator
sputniknews.com | 2020-12-01
WASHINGTON, (Sputnik) – A bipartisan group of US lawmakers pushed on Tuesday for quick congressional approval of a COVID-19 fiscal relief of just over $900 billion, criticizing legislators for going on a break when the nation was in the midst of financial stress caused by the pandemic.
sputniknews.com/us/202012011081327895-us…

Tens of thousands of Indian farmers set up camp outside Delhi against Modi govt.'s pro-corporate laws
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-12-01
Indian farmers have gathered outside the capital New Delhi in huge numbers demanding the withdrawal of the three laws. Their stand has forced the government to call for early talks…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/12/01/tens-of-t…

Millions of Workers on Strike Amid Friedrich Engels' 200th Birthday
sputniknews.com | 2020-12-01
The assassination of top Iranian scientist sparks outrage; Millions of workers on strike in India…
sputniknews.com/radio_by_any_means/20201…

#19. Antibiotic Abuse: Pharmaceutical Profiteering Accelerates Superbugs
Project Censored | projectcensored.org | 2020-12-01
Pharmaceutical giants Abbott and Sun Pharma are providing dangerous amounts of antibiotics to unlicensed doctors in India and incentivizing them to overprescribe. In August 2019 the Bureau of Investigative Journalism…
projectcensored.org/19-antibiotic-abuse-…

Tens of thousands of Indian farmers set up camp outside Delhi against Modi govt.'s pro-corporate laws
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-12-01
Indian farmers have gathered outside the capital New Delhi in huge numbers demanding the withdrawal of the three laws. Their stand has forced the government to call for early talks…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/12/01/tens-of-t…

Ecuador: Mayors Took to the Streets to Reject Budget Cuts
telesurenglish.net | 2020-12-01
At least 80 mayors from several cities of Ecuador peacefully gathered in the capital Quito on Tuesday to demand President Lenin Moreno observe the agreements on Budget plans between the municipalities and the national government. | RELATED: | Ecuador: Union for Hope Awaits Decision to Contest Elections | The mobilization was called by the Association of Municipalities of Ecuador (AME), which claimed the Executive branch has not respected the agreements with the town halls by cutt…
telesurenglish.net/news/Ecuador-Mayors-T…

U.S. extradition plot targets peace in Colombia
W. T. Whitney Jr. | peoplesworld.org | 2020-12-01
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peoplesworld.org/article/u-s-extradition…

U.S. Centrism: The Radical Betrayal of Global Solidarity
Black Alliance for Peace | globalresearch.ca | 2020-12-01
"… Somebody must say to America, America if you have contempt for life, if you exploit human beings by seeing them as less than human, if you will treat human beings as a means to an end, you thingafy those …
globalresearch.ca/u-s-centrism-radical-betrayal-global-solidarity/5730866

Sudan to pull out of Israel deal if US fails to pass terror delisting: Report
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2020-12-01
Sudan to pull out of Israel deal if US fails to pass terror delisting: Report | Conditional on its removal from US's terror sponsors list, Sudan agreed last month to normalise ties with Israel. Now the future of the diplomatic deal hangs on Congress | MEE staff | Tue, 12/01/2020 – 18: 12 | Side-by-side images of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok (AFP/File photos) | Sudan h…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/sudan-israel-…

#19. Antibiotic Abuse: Pharmaceutical Profiteering Accelerates Superbugs
Project Censored | projectcensored.org | 2020-12-01
Pharmaceutical giants Abbott and Sun Pharma are providing dangerous amounts of antibiotics to unlicensed doctors in India and incentivizing them to overprescribe. In August 2019 the Bureau of Investigative Journalism…
projectcensored.org/19-antibiotic-abuse-…

US Senate Republicans Urge Democrats to Swiftly Adopt Consensus COVID-19 Relief Package
sputniknews.com | 2020-12-01
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Republicans in the US Senate on Tuesday called on fellow Democrats to adopt coronavirus relief measures they can agree on before the year ends.
sputniknews.com/us/202012011081330120-us…

INTERVIEW: Economic and Social Council 'vital to promote global peace and global cooperation'
news.un.org | 2020-12-01
Munir Akram wears two hats. He is Pakistan's Ambassador to the UN and was elected on 23 July as the 76th President of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC); one of the three main bodies that provide the backbone of the United Nations.
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